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Sam & Benji: STUNNING Cliffs and Ruins Wedding with Blush & Peach Details

Sam and Benji’s wedding day was the best of what Ireland has to offer: incredible one of a kind backdrops, breathtaking views over the Atlantic, romantic ruins for their ceremony location, historical and unique backdrops of The Burren for portrait shots and some seriously perfect style. Add a sunny day to the mix and you have a really jaw-dropping gorgeous gallery beautifully captured by Butterfly Photography.

The Details

Sam and Benji wanted a memorable wedding that encompassed everything Ireland has to offer.  Gregans Castle served as home base for the day. As Sam got her hair and makeup done, Benji took a quick trip to the nearby Burren for some writing inspiration. How amazing to sit next to the Poulnabrone Dolmen, one of Europe’s most ancient historical sites! A relaxing morning gave way to a glorious sunny day as the couple made their way to nearby ruins for their bespoke spiritual Celtic inspired ceremony. They said goodbye to their guests and took a tour of the area with their photographers for some breathtaking portrait shots at the Cliffs and nearby countryside — absolutely stunning and showcases the variety of terrain and colors this part of Ireland has to offer! No quintessential Irish wedding is complete without a pint of Guinness at the local pub.

The Style

We love Sam’s look from head to toe — you can tell she felt so comfortable and beautiful in her dress and it really shows in the photos! Her hair and makeup on point, and simply accessories with diamond earrings for an effortlessly beautiful look. Benji was ever so handsome in a classic suit — love the navy color against the Irish backdrop! Smart choice! When playing with your color palette, keep in mind the terrain and backdrops you’ll be working with — will it be predominately green or are you working against water? The beautiful blush and peach tones worked in Sam’s bouquet and makeup worked beautifully against the blue and green tones of the Cliffs and Burren countryside. The softness of the flowers — peonies are gorgeous! — worked great to balance out against the rocky textures of the ruins and coastline!

Reliving the Memories

Sam and Benji — we wish you a wonderful life together full of more sunshine and gorgeous memories!!

And as a super special surprise for Sam, Benji created this video on his own for their one year anniversary and we’d love to share it with you! “Our wedding in Ireland was the best day of our lives, it turned out even better then we could have imagined. And while many of our family and friends were not physically present, we carried their love with us throughout the day. The following day we all went into Doolin to watch Blackie O’Connell perform trad music at McGann’s Pub. The pub was packed, but when a few seats opened up in front, Blackie motioned for us to sit closer to the band. Once we sat down, he introduced us to the crowd and then asked if we had our first dance yet. We responded with ‘no,’ and he replied ‘well, then let’s give you one.’ They played us “If I Never Spend a Morning Without You,” which is the song featured in this video.”  Click over to the youtube video here to check out Benji’s super sweet gesture and make sure to crank up the volume to get the full effect. Tip: grab a tissue!

 

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